Depending on the nature of your proposed research, it may be necessary to undergo certain pre-engagement checks, such as:
The Resource Pack referred to above sets out the procedure for researchers to follow in order to demonstrate that the relevant pre-engagement checks have been carried out in line with the NHS Employment Check Standards. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that checks performed meet the requirements of relevant safeguarding and health and safety legislation.
The algorithm of research activity and pre-engagement checks provides guidance on the requirements for specific research situations. NHS host organisations are obliged to ensure that checks performed are commensurate with your research role, the type of research activity you will be undertaking, and the NHS duty of care.
Where required, any new or additional pre-engagement checks should be arranged through your substantive employer. On occasion, however, it may be necessary for SLaM to repeat specific checks and/or request that additional pre-engagement checks are undertaken, and SLaM reserves the right to do so. It is advisable to contact SLaM's HR Good Practice/Research Passport Lead (see below) early in the study set-up phase to discuss the pre-engagement checks that will be required and ensure that these are done in good time.